We headed northeast from Beirut to the Baalbek ruins. Baalbek is known as the Heliopolis or 'Sun City' of the ancient world. These ruins are the most impressive ancient site in Lebanon and the best preserved in the Middle East.
These 6 remaining columns were part of the Temple of Jupiter which was completed around 60 AD.
Standing in Baalbek with the Bekaa Valley behind me.
The Temple of Bacchus
Going through one of the check points along the way. We received a smile and a wave.